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Village hall has gallery feel thanks to artists’ efforts

Three artists Heath Rosselli, James Power and John Thompson have contributed art work for the village hall. It was unveiled on Sunday 

Pictured: The three artsits and pupils of Heaths teaching group

Three artists Heath Rosselli, James Power and John Thompson have contributed art work for the village hall. It was unveiled on Sunday Pictured: The three artsits and pupils of Heaths teaching group

Worlington’s revamped village hall could be mistaken for an art gallery, thanks to the work of three local artists.

The hall was given a makeover in 2012,but parish clerk, Gill Jones, said: “We realised that although the hall looked fantastic, it also looked sparse and was badly in need of some sound proofing – an empty hall has quite an echo.”

Worlington artist James Power, who worked in racing for 50 years, is a member of the Society of Equestrian Artists and now paints full time, his work having been exhibited at Christies and the Jockey Club, had the idea of large panels covered in fabric to be painted with scenes around the village and brought in fellow village artists, John Thompson and Heath Rosselli, plus Heath’s weekly art group, the Worlington Movement, to help.

The artists worked in secret and eight panels were recently unveiled. Gill said: “It’s made it much more pleasant and we hope people will realise we have a very nice hall now. All the scenes in the paintings are within half a mile of the hall.”

n Worlington Village Hall, which is available for hire, hosts the Worlie Bird Café on the first Friday of each month from 11.30am-2pm.

For more details of the hall, visit www.worlingtonsuffolk.org

 

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